FOX NEWS, A SIMPLE SOLUTION – MONEY, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Freud is best known for leading the way to understanding the unconscious part of our mind and how it influences our behavior. He is also known for stating the obvious, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”.

So, with that in mind, what do we do about Fox News, a powerful news station that continues to lie about almost all things political, as long as it supports Trump and his misguided base? We should FOLLOW THE MONEY!

These are some of the companies that continue to advertise on Fox News: My Pillow, P&G. Amazon, Kraft, Pfizer, Sandals Resort, Pet Smart, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Progressive, Verizon, Abbott, GM, Carvana, Noom and Novartis.

What does this have to do with mental health and psychiatry? A lot! For four years we’ve been inundated with massive political lies that have created anxiety, depression, insomnia and you name it, a lot of pain. When a news station advocates a liar like Trump and overthrowing democratic principles, we need to do something! Our peace of mind and safety depend on it.

This doesn’t call for being analyzed on the couch, it calls for a boycott on anyone who supports liars.

Don’t buy or use the products of the above companies!

I’m switching to AT & T and will do my best to not buy or use products that advertise on Fox News. That will make me feel MUCH better. If we all do that, perhaps we can get rid of Hannity et al.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels – Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

WHAT TRUMP HAS IS WORSE THAN MENTAL ILLNESS, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Often through the years, I’ve told patents that being aware of how they suffer is special, that a lot of people are incapable of psychological insight, they just do what they do without any ability to see how their behavior affects others.

A sociopath is untreatable. Many of them reside in our prison system, because they don’t belong in a world of trusting, ethical people. They lie, cheat, steal, and create all kinds of violent mayhem without a touch of guilt. They are incapable of feeling guilt, therefore they can do whatever they want as long as no-one stops them.

Sociopaths only feel bad when they are caught and punished. Not because they hurt anyone, but because their ability to cause harm or steal etc. is thwarted.

Like all sociopaths, Trump is a danger to anyone who tries to stop him. Lucky Donald has many mini-Trumps (little Republicans) who aid his destructive world view.

How many Americans would still be alive if HE wore a mask?

How many restaurants and stores would be open if HE advocated social distancing?

A LOT!

Oh… and what about Russia? What leverage does Putin have on Trump?

The cabinet and Pence have the ability to deem Trump incapable of keeping us safe and remove him from office.

Will they do it?

Never.

It’s depressing and disgusting.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels – Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.